Gingerbread Decorating Contest

Buy a kit, make your own, use real candy or fake, a house, gingerbread boys and girls…whatever you like! The possibilities are endless! Families can work on 1 project together, or family members can all enter their own. Up to you!
Then email a picture of your project(s) to us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 30th at 8:00pm. Voting will take place December 31st and January 1st via Facebook. A prize will be awarded for the winning creation. The winner will be notified on Saturday, January 2nd! Hope you can join in on the fun!

Story Walk

We are teaming up with Family Foundations 5! Join us on October 24th for a Halloween themed story walk outside on the library lawn. Sign up is required, please email Cheryl at: union61cfce@tantasqua.org to reserve your spot today. Space is limited and times will be staggered to comply with the social distancing regulations. Starting times will be every 15 minutes between 10am – 1pm. Hope you can make it!

6th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We’ve made it to October 1st — time to talk about our 6th annual family pumpkin decorating contest! While it’s going to look a little different this year, we are still going to do it!
Buy a pumpkin, carve it, paint it, dress it up like your favorite cartoon character… whatever you like, the possibilities are endless! Families can work on 1 pumpkin together, or siblings can all enter their own. Up to you!
email a picture of your pumpkin(s) to us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com by Saturday October 24th at 9:00pm. Voting will take place October 25th – October 31st via Facebook. A prize will be awarded for the winning pumpkin. The winner will be notified on November 1st! Hope you can join in on the fun!

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

Pastel crayons
We are excited to announce that we are hosting award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack via ZOOM on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:30 – 7:30pm!
He will be presenting an adult hands-on workshop entitled, “Pastel Paint the Miracle Flowers,” inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists.
Space is limited to 12 participants so please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to reserve your spot and to schedule a curbside pick-up time to get your materials. That’s right! All participants will be provided pastels, red pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop that you will do from home! All we ask is that you return the red pencils once you are done.
Once you are a registered participant, we will email you the Zoom link.
This event is being sponsored by the Brimfield Cultural Council and the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Virtual Cooking With Carla

Join Carla, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make quick and easy homemade Cinnamon Rolls! This event is being held on Wednesday, November 18th from 5-6pm. This recipe is yeast free, and uses self-raising flour to get the Cinnamon Rolls nice and fluffy. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe: sugar, cinnamon, 5 cups self raising flour, 2.5 cups milk, 1 stick butter, powdered sugar and salt. You will need a rolling pin and non-stick baking spray, no electric mixer required! This class will be conducted using Zoom.
This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to sign-up.
Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

 

Social Justice Book Club

The Social Justice Book Club is meeting via Zoom on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm. Call 413-245-3518 or email us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to reserve your copy of ‘The New Jim Crow’ today. From the book club:

“Come and have a conversation about some of the most important issues of our time. We seek to foster open, respectful conversation on difficult topics. The book of the month for October is: The New Jim Crow – Mass Incarceration in the Time of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.”

Visit the Facebook event for additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2680809738823100

Virtual Cooking with Megan

Join Megan, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make the quickest homemade Pizza of your life! This online event is on Tuesday, September 22nd from 5-6pm. In just one hour you’ll make your own pizza dough and have pizza for your whole family. To make this recipe you’ll need the following ingredients: sugar (1 TBSP), active dry yeast, olive oil, flour, salt and your choice of pizza toppings (sauce, cheese, veggies, meats, etc).This class will be conducted using Zoom.
This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to sign-up.
Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

 

Virtual Cooking with Katie

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade chocolate Pop-tarts! This online event is on Tuesday, August 11th from 3:30pm – 5pm. You’ll learn how to make pastry dough from scratch, a chocolate fudge filling and delicious glaze to drizzle on top. You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: cocoa powder, chocolate chips, butter, AP flour, sugar, 1 egg, confectioners sugar and whole milk OR heavy cream (about 1/2 cup). A food processor would be very helpful, but not absolutely required. This class will be conducted using Zoom.

This event is for children ages 7+ and is limited to 10 families. Please email the library at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com to sign-up.

Once your family has signed up we will email you the zoom link. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc.

Imagine Your Story – Summer Reading Program – EXTENDED!

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off on Wednesday, July 1st! We have a program for kids from Pre-K – Grade 6, and a program for teens from Grades 7 – 12. The theme this year is “Imagine Your Story,” a fun fantasy and fairy-tale theme. Prizes will be awarded!

Due to COVID-19 closures, we’re doing things a little differently this year. To sign up, please fill out our signup form here: https://forms.gle/gP85TEYENiRVt93f7

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll contact you about scheduling a time to pick up your summer reading materials. Paper logs will be offered for curbside pickup and are for you to help track your reading. To keep us informed of how much your child in the Pre-K – Grade 6 program has read, we also ask that you fill out our online reading log: https://forms.gle/gQvvjmX9NkB7qvQBA
We’ll get in touch when you’ve reached a prize!

Teens will get Bingo cards. Once a row is complete please email the library a picture of your bingo card at: brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com
subject line – Summer Reading Bingo

The first completed line on the Bingo card earns you a prize. Each completed row after that earns you a ticket into a raffle that will be drawn on Aug 20th for 1 grand prize winner of a $25 gift certificate to a location of your choice. We will contact you to schedule a time to pick up your prize!

The window to sign-up for Summer Reading is July 1st -15th. The Summer Reading Program runs from July 1st – September 21st. If you have any questions, please call us at 413-245-3518 or email us at brimfieldlibraryrequests@gmail.com.

Library Book Drop Hours

Beginning on Thursday May 28th the book drop at the library will be open for limited hours. This will allow you to return all of the materials that have spent quality time in your home over the last 11 weeks! 😉
The book drop will be opened on a scheduled basis to start due to the expected volume of materials that will be returned. Each item returned will be disinfected and quarantined for 5 days prior to being checked in and re-shelved.
Book Drop Hours:
Thu May 28 9-5:00
Fri May 29 9-5:00
Sat May 30 9-12:00
Mon June 1 9-5:00
Tue June 2 9-5:00
Wed June 3 9-5:00
Please try to return your items during these days/times.
We realize that this first step in the reopening process may seem less than thrilling, but it is an important one as we work to plan and organize for the next step in the process.
We appreciate your kindness and understanding as we move forward with this new system AND we can’t wait to see you in person (hopefully soon!)